Our Trust has been named as the 16th best in the country for staff satisfaction.
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust also scored second highest in the North East and North Cumbria amid a year they describe as ‘challenging at best, relentless at worst’.
Speaking about the results, Chief Executive Julie Gillon said: “This year has been one of the most challenging in the history of the NHS. We have been open and honest about finding our way through situations that have been previously unknown to us, and we have encouraged our colleagues to keep talking to us.
“These results are testament to the relationships our staff have with one another, and the support infrastructure we have dedicated to in previous years.
“We will absolutely continue to build on this work and our ambitions for our colleagues, our estate and ultimately those that matter most. Our patients will continue to be our focus.”
The national NHS Staff Survey is issued on an annual basis. It is the largest survey of staff opinion in the UK, gathering views on staff’s work experience around key areas.
- Health and wellbeing
- Bullying and harassment
- Team working
- Staff engagement
- Line management
- Equality and diversity
Higher than the national average
North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust scored higher than the national average in all 10 categories, with exceptionally high scores on equality, diversity and inclusion and ‘safe environment – violence’.
Alan Sheppard is Chief People Officer for the Trust. He said: “We can reflect on the last year, and think about what we have faced. We have encountered many situations and new ways of working that have really challenged our workforce – professionally and personally.
“What I would congratulate our trust on is how we were able to employ our resilience and still score as highly as we did. Our staff really are testament to health and care across Stockton, Hartlepool and the surrounding areas.”
You can view the full set of results at NHS staff surveys.